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- provide information to residents, users of Council Council
services, businesses and the general public;
- facilitate access to Council services; and to,
- promote the county of West Sussex, the County Council and its
While every care has been taken in the compilation of this
information, West Sussex County Council will not be held
responsible for any loss, damage or inconvenience caused as a
result of inaccuracy or error within these web pages. The County
Council does not endorse any externally linked sites and is not
responsible for their content. Customers should note that some
external providers may use premium rate telephone numbers. See our
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West Sussex County Council uses reasonable efforts to include
and update information on this website, but it is unable to confirm
its accuracy or completeness. You should not assume that this
website is error-free. There may be occasions where information is
inaccurate or incomplete. You can help us to correct this by
reporting it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
West Sussex County Council will not be responsible for errors or
omissions in this website or other documents which are referenced
by, or linked to, this website.
This information should not be relied upon as sole substitute
for formal advice from the originating bodies or departments of
West Sussex County Council and its partners.
We will try to resolve any issues which lead to our website not
working properly or being unavailable as quickly as we can.
However, West Sussex County Council will not be held liable for any
loses arising in connection with the use of, or performance of, our
website. We will not be held liable for any loss of data.
West Sussex County Council attempts to ensure the accuracy of
material and to test it on various platforms, but does not
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your own precautions, as we accept no responsibility for any
infection by virus or other contamination or by anything which has
destructive properties. Please visit the Get
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County Council. The County Council does not object to the use
of material which is included on the website for personal or
private research. Educational use (within the classroom) is
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Patents Act 1988, such as for research and private purposes. If the
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to West Sussex County Council.
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way for commercial purposes, without first obtaining the written
permission of the County Council.
Census data used throughout the site has been obtained from the
Office for National Statistics and is © Crown Copyright reproduced
with the permission of the Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery
Office and the Queen's Printer for Scotland, (C02W0002227). The
source of all Census data is the Office for National
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Unauthorised reproduction infringes Crown Copyright and may lead
to prosecution or civil proceedings.
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or later developed for the full term of any rights that may exist
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County Council. We reserve the right to reject or withdraw the
listing of any event without explanation.
West Sussex County Council endeavours to provide up-to-date and
accurate information, but we will not accept liability for the
accuracy or currency of the information provided by third parties
or for the content on any linked or related web sites.
Listings of promotional events on our website should not be
taken as an endorsement of that event of any kind by West Sussex
We will not accept liability for any consequences arising from
your attendance at the events described. Before attending any
event, we recommend you contact the event organiser, at the phone
number provided, to confirm dates, locations, and other important
information relating to the event.
The County Council does not accept liability for the failure of
any communications resulting from access to the site or linked
sites. The County Council does not guarantee communications will be
secure or error free, as information may be intercepted, corrupted,
amended, lost, destroyed, arrive late or incomplete, or contain
viruses. The County Council does not accept liability for any such
matters or their consequences.
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West Sussex County Council maintains a number of social media
sites. These sites are managed by our Services in order to provide
a regular stream of information, news and service updates. We may
also use these channels to engage and consult with residents.
Unless otherwise stated, our social media sites are managed Monday
to Friday during office hours.
We welcome your comments, suggestions and questions raised
through our social media sites. However, we do request that you do
not use these channels to post abusive, offensive or inappropriate
comments. We reserve the right to remove any comment without prior
As the content of posts should be accessible to as a many people
as possible, and because the council is unable to effectively
moderate content in language other than English, posts in other
languages should be avoided. The County Council reserves the right
to remove posts that contain content in languages other than
English if, in its view, the content could be considered
abusive, offensive or inappropriate.
We encourage anyone coming across offensive comments to report
them to us. An email address is made available on each social media
site so that you can contact the administrator direct with any
questions or concerns you may have. You may also email email@example.com.
West Sussex County Council cannot be held responsible for any
content which has been posted by a member of the public and we do
not endorse these comments or the authors who create them.
We also reserve the right to remove overtly political material,
particularly in the run up to an election, in order to fulfil our
responsibility to comply with the code of recommended practice on
local authority publicity.
We (West Sussex County Council) have adverts on our
website, but this does not imply endorsement or recommendation of
any particular products or services or that the Council is
responsible for their quality and reliability. We accept no
liability for any loss or damage arising out of or in connection to
any advertisement appearing on our website. Please read
terms and conditions.
Payments made on our website are through third party. It is safe
to make payments to West Sussex County Council. It is our policy to
protect your privacy by making your online transactions with the
council secure. We have strict security measures in place to
prevent the alteration, loss or misuse of information on our
When you send us your payment details, they are encrypted, or
changed to unreadable code, on their journey between your computer
and ours. So any information you send us cannot be read between
these two points.
When your payment details arrive they are held securely at our
end. Access to your information is carefully restricted. We
will only use your card details for the payment concerned. We will
not disclose your card details to any third parties other than the
bank which processes them for payment.
If you would like to check the secure status of our web server,
where your details are held, please click on the VeriSign secure
symbol, which is displayed on all payment pages.
Once your credit card company or bank has approved the payment,
they will process it within two working days. Once your payment has
been authorised, it will appear on a confirmation screen, which you
may like to print out or save for future reference.
To make using the online payments service even more secure we
automatically instruct most browsers to no longer cache personal
information (store information in their memory). We are able to do
this in the majority of instances but strongly advise that after
you have completed making your payment that you return to the
homepage using the link on the final page.
Where the browser does not cache information, you may not be
able to retrieve the last page you have visited by using the
browser's back button. In some cases you may have to follow
additional steps to refresh the page you have seen. Using the
navigation buttons on the online payments service pages avoids any
The council complies with the provisions of the Data Protection
Act 1998 and our online payments are subject to the tightest
security under our control.
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